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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Covid Skeptic Tanka

Two Hundred and Fifty-Fourth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
inspired by CBS News, August 17Catholic Cardinal [Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis] who spread vaccine misinformation now on a ventilator battling COVID-19

covid skeptic struggles
for his breath ...
cicadas calling loud
and louder in summer heat

AddedTwo Hundred and Fifty-Fifth Entry

bedside candles 
light the silence of her room
new surge in cases

AddedTwo Hundred and Fifty-Sixfth Entry

a clot of shoppers
arguing in the hallway
vaccine pass check